Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafting With Friends

Last week I had some friends over for dinner and crafting.  It was so much fun getting together with friends who love the Lord, and enjoy creating - I wish I could do it more often!  We made scripture cards and holders.  The holders can also be used for photos, personal notes, a recipe card, or greeting cards.  These would also make great gifts!

Here’s what you need to make your own...

     12 to 18 gauge wire (I used 12 g. jewelry wire for most of them)
     24 gauge wire or jump rings for attaching charms
     pretty little glass bottles or jars
     a wire cutter and pointed nose pliers
     ribbon and embellishments

There’s not an exact science to this since each bottle is a little different.  Basically, what you want to do is wrap the wire around the top of the bottle a couple of times.  Measure out about 6 to 8 inches of wire from
the bottle and cut it with your wire cutter.  You then want to get it nice and tight by taking the pliers and twisting the wire together at the base.  Then with the pliers, grab the tip of the wire ‘tail’ and start to twist it into a curly Q.  Keep twisting and shaping it until it’s the size and length that you want.

If you want to add a little embellishment charm, you can attach it with a jump ring (or a little piece of 24 gauge wire) to the main wire before or after you wrap it.  The ribbon goes on last.  You don’t have to use the ribbon, but it’s nice if you want to cover the wire that goes around the bottle.

To make the scripture cards, you can put them in your own handwriting, or print them on cardstock from your computer in your favorite font.  We had fun doing watercolor washes and writing on top of it (when it was dry).  Use watercolor paper for the best results.

Here are some of the scripture holders that I made.  I started getting creative using other items too.  The possibilities are can use pretty much anything that you can wrap a wire around!  If you have any more ideas for things to use as a holder, let me know...I would love to hear from you!
A stone and a pretty little vase (with a yo-yo)
An old Coke bottle

A candle holder and a spool of thread

A pretty jar and a pinecone

A book

Old Cameras

Ok...I might have taken it a bit too far :)

Thank you to my wonderful friends...Laurieann, Pauline, Bethany and Brock for spending a great evening
with me doing what I love to do most - honoring God with fellowship and creating.  To Him be all the glory!



  1. Those look very easy to do and turned out so cute! I like the sock monkey ;-)

  2. I agree with Lisa! The sock monkey is great. :)

    I'm glad you had fun crafting with your friends!

  3. These are gorgeous! Great job and I love the photos of them!!

    So happy you decided to start your own blog! You're very creative and I can't wait to see what else you make!

    Love the your art work and pics from the earlier post too!!

    Have a blessed week!


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